by Boss | Sep 17, 2017
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “It made a difference for that one.”
— Loren Eiseley / The Star Thrower (condensed)
I hope you understand, that when the Boss reminds you of your responsibilities, he's only trying to keep you from being stranded on the shore like so many other ill-fated starfish.
Are you wise enough to see the truth in that, Visitor?
And speaking of responsibilities...
The third time's a charm, right, Visitor?
A: You consistently tried your best, didn’t give up, learned from your mistakes, and played by the rules.
B: You tried but sometimes gave up. Learn from your mistakes and play by all the rules.
C: You can try harder. Stop giving up, learn from your mistakes, and play by the rules.
Watch the video for important information.
Another video will follow—either Tuesday or Wednesday. Watch the board for info.
Stage 3 will be unlocked Wednesday morning.
Please pay attention to the details in this video.
IMPORTANT: If you self-assess an A or a B then fail to maintain or raise your grade to an A from the 9th to the 12th week*, you will lose your perk(s) and will not be able to earn another perk until the end of the semester (Week 18).
*Any grade reduction during Week 7 or 8 will have the same effect.
Self-assess with integrity, Visitor. Week 06 Grade Form
May the A be with you, Visitor.
If not now, then by Week 09 or Week 12, as the case may be.*
- *An A must be maintained in order to retain perks and earn new ones.
- You must raise a B to an A by the 9th week in order to retain perks and earn new ones.
- You must raise a C to an A by the 12th week in order to earn your first perk.
I sure hope you read that, Visitor.